Category: Coop

Viral Cycling Videos for January 2017

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Welcome to this month’s Viral Videos, where we share a handful of the videos we’ve watched over the past month! Want to share a video you’ve seen? Get in touch. The Pinarelllo Bolide Maat 60.1 which helped Elia Viviani win gold in the omnium in 2016 despite crashing. The bike only cost a cool £12,000… Read more »

How Ged learned to love road shoes with Look pedals

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Written by Ged, Copy Writer at the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative “I’ve been riding SPD-style pedals for 20-odd years. From day one (well, day two if I’m honest) the knack of clipping the cleated shoe into the pedal or releasing it became second nature. I realised immediately that SPDs were a big improvement on the toeclips… Read more »

How to motivate yourself to ride more this year

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Even if you’re familiar with the benefits of cycling, it’s easy to restrict yourself to just the occasional specific ride – especially in winter. Here’s 12 things you can try to get you to ride more this year. Feeling too tired to ride? Just get on the bike and within minutes, you’ll almost always feel… Read more »

12 reasons why cycling beats other forms of exercise

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Ex rugby internationalist turned broadcaster John Beattie hosted an interesting TV programme on 2 January 2017 called The Medal Myth. The show questioned the received wisdom that success at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games had been an incentive for more people in Britain to adopt a healthy lifestyle. It demonstrated that while international sports success… Read more »

Viral Cycling Videos for December 2016

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Welcome to this month’s Viral Videos, where we share a handful of the videos we’ve watched over the past month! Want to share a video with us? Get in touch. Some cycling, some snowboarding, some surfing, and lots of ass kicking. Go Pro’s Best of 2016. An incredible inspiration, Anne-Caroline is the 19 time mountain… Read more »

Festive Opening Hours 2016

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In the early days of the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative, when we were called ‘Recycles’ in 1977, we worked a four day week and opened at 10a.m. because we didn’t want to have to wake up too early. Those halcyon days are gone, and now that we’re harder working we focus more on catering to our… Read more »